Lindsay Heights teens sold Christmas ornaments and baked goods to benefit the Walnut Way 4-H Club and enhance their skills at the club’s second annual holiday sale.
Volunteers from Tikkun Ha-Ir, a Jewish social justice organization, provide dinner, gifts and a visit from Santa to women and families in an emergency shelter at the Cathedral Center on Christmas Eve.
Thousands of members of Wisconsin’s Hmong community and many non-Hmong guests celebrated the Hmong New Year with traditional songs and dances, foods, costumes and a variety of contests and awards.
Hmong and African American youth from two Safe & Sound “Safe Places” worked together recently to paint murals on the walls of the Hmong American Friendship Association. The project aimed to raise awareness of cultural differences and reduce stereotypes.
The community group Team Dun Did Dat bought food and prepared a free home-cooked dinner for residents in its North Side neighborhood recently. The group of moms is addressing their neighbors’ needs throughout the year.
Cyclists of all ages and skill levels gathered to have fun, learn and work toward a more active lifestyle and a more bike- and pedestrian- friendly neighborhood in Clarke Square at the recent “Cross the Domes” event in Mitchell Park.
The national convention of Strive, an education reform group, provided a forum for Milwaukee Succeeds Director Mike Soika and GE Healthcare volunteer Nata Abbott to discuss the group’s work with corporate partners during the past 15 months.
Members of the 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition Youth Council recently took Mayor Tom Barrett and County Supervisor Russell Stamper on a walking tour of assets and liabilities in a section of Washington Park.
Safe & Sound and residents of the 2000 block of North 41st Street celebrated the transformation of a vacant lot into a mini-football field and play area for neighborhood children.
Longtime community organizer Mike Soika brings his passion for social justice and a “continuous improvement” model to his position as the first director of Milwaukee Succeeds, a year-old community partnership for education reform launched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.